Here's what I made him, to continue on with the football theme.
I used the football softie tutorial from The Train to Crazy, but with football pieces traced from a freebie fleece sewing magazine I picked up years ago from Hancock Fabrics. I put a cat toy in the middle for the bell. I'm 99% sure that Charlie didn't actually see me do that, but she was quite interested in the football, so maybe it's some special cat sense Or she's just nosy.
Our other new nephew's mama is a huge book-lover, so I was happy to put a stashed Paddington Bear book panel to good use.
The only thing I didn't like about this was that there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the pages. The directions even said to place them randomly, but I'm not so good with random and
For the three-year-old nephew (and partially for his dad!), I made another Snapazoo. I spent a little more time playing with this one and managed to configure it into more things.
|Snapazoo times two!|
For my five-year-old nephew, we put together a fort kit. I used cotton yarn for the ties on the sheet instead of making them from a tee.
|Flashlight not pictured|
He looked a little puzzled when he opened up his [fabric] gift bag, pulled out the tote bag, and then found the drawstring bag. Poor kid, he may have thought he was just getting a bunch of bags! Hopefully he and his older sister have built a fort by now. If nothing else, he had fun with the flashlight.